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responded in an e-mail saying there was nothing wrong with the plane and no report of an odor. so this is still a mystery. david kerley abc news reagan washington airport. that volcano eruption in southern chile is sending so much ash into the air it's starting to pollute the air in argentina. in some areas the sheer weight of fallen ash collapsed the roofs of houses. the volcano erupted on wednesday after being silent for more than four decades. chile's president has declared a state of emergency. now tie dramatic river rescue in texas. two men in danger az powerful current pushed them downstream, flipping their all-terrain vehicles. one of the men was able to call for help with his cell phone. they were rescued separately. each man given a life jacket with ropes pulling them to shore. also near dallas a large home is in danger of falling into the water as the ground right under it erodes away after weeks of heavy rains. this half-million-dollar lakeside home is starting to buckle on lake palestine. the homeowners have already
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moved out, and texas can expect more downpours today. let's get the latest from meteorologist paul williams at accuweather. good morning, paul. >> thanks ryan reena. two big stories. first the cold air that's actually sliding throughout the northeast. much cooler and dryer air mass making it feel almost uncomfortable throughout the new york city over toward pittsburgh and reaching as far south as cincinnati. but the bigger stories are going to be the severe weather and the potential of damaging weather with the possibility of hail, isolated tornadoes along with flash flooding. and there's a mixture that's happening. we have a surge of warm air coming off the gulf that's mixing with the jet stream and low pressure system adding to a cauldron of instability. now, that same low then will begin to boogie its way toward the east and drag all the rain and strong storms with it increasing the chance of flash flooding throughout the ohio valley region and eventually make its way to the northeast by sunday. reena, ryan? >> thanks so much paul. jeni's one of my favorite ice creams. it's a splendid ice cream. is the latest to shut down
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production after public health investigators found listeria. the ohio-based company says it will not supply retail outlets including whole foods it will it can guarantee all products are 100% safe. jeni's shops are also closed. blue bell creameryies this week took similar action after its ice cream was linked to ten listeria illnesses including three deaths. have you had jeni's? >> i have. it's very good. >> very good. an apple a day may soon be coming from far away. the agriculture department will soon allow chinese-grown apples to be sold in the u.s. in turn china will allow more american p ap lds to be sold there. there are concerns however-b china's pollution levels. the chinese apples will be inspected and labeled and sold mainly in ethnic supermarkets. >> stuff. i want to try it. fans of chipotle will be able to try their favorite menu favorites without ever leaving their house. chipotle is now offering delivery service in 67 american cities. get your barbacoa on. thanks to its new partnership with the app called postmates.
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customers can order online and with smartphones. the cost of delivery is based on distance. starting at just under $5. i would do that. and you won't have to be good-looking to work at abbar r abercrombie & fytch anymore. reporters say the upper end retailer is dropping its appearance requirement for store clerks. it's also dropping the prohibitions on eyeliner certain hairstyles and mustaches. sought handlebar can come back. how about that? sales have been off for abercrombie. so ability is now more important than looks. okay. and speedy delivery for a couple in maryland whose bundle of joy just couldn't wait another moment. >> baby christopher aguilar was born on the side of the road. dad rushing mom to the hospital. when they were pulled over for speeding. the officer tried to give them a police escort but that didn't get far. >> so dad had to pull over again. just two blocks short of the hospital. and the officer delivered baby christopher. there he is right there. in the family's suv. i love stories like that. >> that officer deserves a nice
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christmas gift this year. >> and that's baby christopher saying thanks, officer, for delivering me and also cutting the cord and wrapping me in a white blanket. >> there you go. that's pretty -- >> i can translate baby. i have twins, babies. >> you understand baby speak. >> i translate baby. all right. well coming up from insomniac theater, two very different approaches to sci-fi. see which movies are getting decent reviews. also ahead, dramatic scenes caught on camera as a suspended burglar starts roaming through a house. and police say this is not the only place where he broke in and helped himself. and tv talk show host dr. oz going after his critics, who call his medicine quackery. is that a word? quackery? >> oh, yeah. >> you're watching "world news now." it's time to change the way we clean. and free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it kills 99.9%
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way biker. right there. which sent him flying into the side of the mountain road. he says the crash felt like a body slam. but fortunately, he only suffered injuries to his ankle and his knee. as for that wrong-way biker, he fled the scene and highway patrol is looking for him. a massachusetts man suspected of a series of burglaries was caught on camera after breaking into the home as the owner slept upstairs. surveillance video shows the man tiptoeing around the kitchen rummaging through a cabinet then walking out awith a few of the family's belongings. it happened while the entire family was at home asleep. the family turned the video over to police who recognized the man. they say he found the house key in their unlocked car. he's been arrested and charged. >> he's so purposeful about it it seems like an inside job. dr. oz is playing hardball fighting back hard against his critics, who call his faculty position at columbia university unacceptable. >> he's defending himself by going on the offensive, digging up dirt on the people who want him out.
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abc's linsey davis has more. >> reporter: dr. mehmet oz taking his critics to task. >> i've long believed that doctors should never fight their battles or each other in public. but now i believe i must. >> reporter: for nearly 30 minutes oz not only defended, he attacked attacked. posting pictures and naming names of those ten doctors who accused him of promoting quack treatments in an e-mail calling for him to be removed from his faculty position at columbia university. >> it's ironic that i'm being accused of a conflict of interest by these doctors when as you're about to see some of them have their own conflict of interest issues. >> reporter: the show pointing out some of those physicians' ties toinds industry specifically genetically modified foods, which oz says should be labeled. in the past some criticism of oz has come directly from congress. >> i know you feel you're a victim but sometimes conduct invites being a victim. >> i completely heed your commentary. >> reporter: dr. gilbert ross one of the ten physicians calling for oz to be ousted
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fired back saying in a statement to abc news "instead of addressing the primary concern that he often dispenses questionable medical advice dr. oz has chosen to evade responsibility." ross also says that he regrets signing the letter saying that it's opened him up to personal criticism. as for oz he says that the attackers are coming now because there's a bill before congress that could allow states to not label gmos. linsey davis, abc news new york. >> gmos really a hot topic for a lot of people. >> it is. and dr. oz has made this point that it's not that he objects necessarily to gmos. he just wants them to be labeled as such so people know what they're eating. and i think that's a pretty good point. the other thing here is i think a lot of doctors take issue with the content of his show and they say hey, this is prestigious columbia university do we really want to attach ourselves to someone who is a star such as him. but you know -- >> yeah. >> it all depends on what you think. to each his own. coming up bruce jenner
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incredible interview with diane sawyer. >> preview of the interview with diane that airs tonight. we will show you some clips. you're watching "world news now."
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it's the name that has publicly piqued curiosity like no other. bruce jenner and the highly anticipated interview with diane sawyer that left so many dvrs set for tonight. >> what might we expect to hear from the former olympian and reality star? here's abc's amy robach with a preview. >> reporter: it's the interview the world is waiting to hear. bruce jenner talks about his thoughts and his worries. >> it's going to be an emotional roller coaster, but somehow i'm going to get through it. >> reporter: his journey and his future. >> i want to know how this story ends. you know? how does my story end? >> reporter: it's a question so many have been asking with speculation and rumors about jenner hitting a fever pitch over the last few months.
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>> it made me who i am. >> reporter: jenner of course has been in the public eye since 1976 when he became an instant celebrity, winning the olympic decathlon and becoming known as the world's greatest athlete. then in 2007 reinventing himself as a reality star on "keeping up with the kardashians." stepfather to four father of six, as he prepares to open up to diane sawyer, it's that family he worries about now. >> those are the only ones i'm concerned with. i can't let myself hurt them. >> reporter: amy robach abc news, new york. >> and don't miss "20/20's" "the interview." that's tonight 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. whoa. i tell you, i've had so many friends this week asking about when "gma" was going to start running clips about it what time exactly it is. it's gotten a lot of buzz. >> and so many people connect with this. i know everybody knows him from the kardashians. but there was a time in the '70s and '80s, he was one of the best-known athletes in the world. so it's going to be so
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♪ time now for "insomniac theater," where we're checking out two of the top films opening at box offices today. first up ryan has a sci-fi thriller. >> yes.s. this one is called "ex machina." it's about a computer programmer who wins a competition to spend a week at a private estate of a brilliant yet reclusive tech company ceo. but the programmer learns that he's actually been chosen to be part of an experiment with an android of remarkable artificial intelligence. >> did you program her to like me or not? >> i programmed her to be heterosexual. just like you were programmed to be heterosexual. >> nobody programmed me to be straight. >> you decided to be straight? please. of course you were programmed. by nature or nurture or both. and to be honest, caleb, you're
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starting to annoy me because this is your insecurity talking. this is not your intellect. >> you may say what? but "ex machina" is scoring in the high 80s on rotten tomatoes. soren anderson of the seattle times calls it "an exquisite puzzle box of a picture. it baffles. it unsettles. it intrigues." kyle smith of the "new york post" says "it doesn't quite add up in the end but it's heady stuff anyway dense with moments of shivery beauty and frightening ideas." what's shivery beauty? i don't know what that is. >> me neither. >> well it's beautiful and it's got a lot of high-minded ideas. i'm going to go see it. >> okay. turning to "the age of adalane" stars blake lively in the title role. a woman who does not age after suffering a car crash. she leads 'solitary existence not wanting to reveal her secret. only her daughter knows about it. >> am i late? >> no more than usual. >> happy birthday mama. >> thank you, darling. i'm so happy to see you.
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i see you've already forgotten our little talk about sodium. >> no. i am simply choosing to ignore it. >> well after decades of trying to hide herself, a new romance becomes intertwined with an old one, making things very complicated. reviews mixed. justin chang from "variety" saying "blake lively's subtle expressive performance sets the tone for this thoroughly ludicrous, thoroughly enjoyable romantic drama." and inkoo kang of "the wrap" notes "lively's never been better but adaline is more interested in what she's wearing than what her character's thinking." >> what? okay. >> i'll go see this. >> you're going to see it? i don't know if i'm going to see it. because me seeing a movie called "the age of adaline" is so unlikely. let's be real. but i like both of them. everybody go see them. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> announcer: every day morez/
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this morning on "world news now" -- deadly mistake. a cia drone strike on an al qaeda compound kills two innocent hostages including an american. i love him. i think about him every day. >> the unspeakable heartbreak for family members and questions about how it happened. campaign bombshell. the new book accusing hillary and bill clinton of impropriety while she served as secretary of state. >> oh thank you. wow. >> tough questions at a campaign stop last night. did hillary clinton answer them? and later, delicious dough on this national interprets the day. we're getting a gourmet spin on this american favorite. it's friday april 24th. good morning everyone.
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ryan smith on this tgif. >> good to be here. t.j. holmes is on assignment. i'm so happy it's pretzel day. >> you're into your pretzels. >> i'm a philadelphia guy. it's a delicacy in philadelphia. >> now it makes sense. >> i like my pretzels. >> you do like your pretzels. i'm glad we have you here on this friday. lots of breaking news. and unfortunate news. very sad news that broke late in the day. new details about the deadly drone strike on an al qaeda compound in pakistan that killed two u.s. hostages. it happened back in january. >> that's right. the white house is promising compensation to the families of those two men but at least one of those families has some tough words for the obama administration. we begin with abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: the two hostages warren weinstein and italian giovanni lo porto, were hid nen an al qaeda compound deep in the mountainous and lawless region near pakistan's border with afghanistan. the cia had been watching it continuously for hundreds of hours, becoming convinced dangerous al qaeda operatives were living there and that there
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were no civilians inside. january 14th, cia headquarters in langley gives the order, sending in a drone to fire missiles into the compound. but soon the tragic mistake comes into focus. the u.s. learns innocent civilians may have been there after all. and this month the confirmation. weinstein and lo porto were both killed in the strike. >> as president and as commander in chief i take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations. i profoundly regret what happened. on behalf of the united states government i offer our deepest apologies to the families. >> reporter: an aid worker and peace corps veteran, the 73-year-old weinstein was kidnapped from his apartment in pakistan in 2011. just two days before he was scheduled to go home. his wife and daughter spoke shortly after seeing him in this 2013 hostage video. >> i wanted to die right there on the spot. because he has no idea how hard
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we've tried to get him back. the funny thing is that i always take him to the airport and i always pick him up. he sees my lip begin to quiver and he says "oh, please don't cry." and that was the last time i saw him. >> i'd just tell him how much i miss him. i would just tell him that i love him and that i think about him every day. >> reporter: the weinstein family issued a statement blaming al qaeda for mr. weinstein's death but also offering some tough words for the obama administration saying that the support they received from the u.s. government throughout this ordeal was "inconsistent and disappointing." jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. well breaking overnight, panic at a high school near indianapolis. a stage packed with dozens of teenagers suddenly collapsing during a show. the students at westfield high school were wrapping up a performance of "american pie,"
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singing and dancing when the stage gave way last night. most of them were able to walk out on their own, but more than a dozen were injured. one critically. protesters are keeping up the pressure demanding justice in baltimore. there was a fifth day of demonstrations over the death of a young black man in police custody. freddie gray was all right when he was put in a police van but had a spinal injury when he arrived at the police station. he's not the first suspect to be injured during a ride in a baltimore police van. a civil rights group says it will conduct its own investigation into gray's death. several members of dzhokhar tsarnaev's family are reportedly now in boston as his defense prepares to start its arguments in sentencing hearings monday. the prosecution wrapped up its part of the penalty phase of the boston marathon bomber's trial with a video showing an 8-year-old boy dying. prosecutors want the death penalty for tsarnaev. his attorneys are arguing for life in prison. former cia director david petraeus has been sentenced to two years probation for sharing classified informati with his
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mistress. petraeus was also fined $100,000. prosecutors recommended $40,000, but the judge said he increased it to discourage similar actions. the former four-star general says he's ready to move on. >> as i did in the past i apologize to those closest to me and to many others including those with whom i was privileged to serve in government and in the military over the years. >> his long and distinguished career ended with the affair with his biographer paula broadwell, became public. he agreed to plead guilty two months ago. hillary clinton is on the campaign trail, trying to focus on what could be a historic race for the white house. but questions about her actions as secretary of state abound as a new book is released. abc's lana zak has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton was in new york city thursday night. >> oh thank you. wow. >> reporter: where she got a rousing ovation at a women's forum. >> doesn't matter whether you're a student or an artist. maybe even a future president.
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>> reporter: but the woman who hopes to be the first femalesident said nothing about this -- "clinton cash." the new book that accuses the former first couple of cashing in on her government service. one issue -- foreign donations accepted by the clinton foundation while hillary clinton was secretary of state. "the new york times" reports that as clinton's state department was signing off on the sale of one of america's largest uranium mines to russia the mine's chairman used his family charity to donate more than $2 million to the clinton foundation. and despite promises of transparency those donations were never disclosed. another issue, abc news reports that after his wife became secretary of state, former president bill clinton earned double and triple his previous speaking fees raking in millions from groups including some with interests pending before the state department. clinton's campaign dismisses the claims as totally baseless and partisan conspiracy theories. and in another detour from the
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campaign trail, hillary clinton has been called to testify next month before a house committee on the deadly attacks on the u.s. embassy in benghazi from when she was secretary of state. back to you, reena and ryan. >> lana thank you. three women have come forward accusing comedian bill cosby of drugging and raping them. all say they were assaulted by cosby in separate incidents during the 1970s and early '80s. the statute of limitations has run out for any of them to pursue legal action but their attorney says they want cosby held responsible in the court of public opinion. >> they've chosen to speak out now, however, because cosby has still refused to acknowledge and take responsibility for his misconduct towards women. >> so far 38 women have accused cosby of sexual assault. he has not yet commented on these latest allegations. but in the past his lawyers have denied that he was involved in any wrongdoing. the mystery is deepening this morning in that dramatic emergency landing wednesday in buffalo, new york. skywest now revealing it wasn't just one passenger as the
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airplane first said but three who passed out. the pilots fearing depressurization descended quek eded quickly on the ground. a total of 12 passengers were checked but skywest this morning still says there was no indication of depressurization which they say would have affected all the pangs. in washington a close call between a zproen a passenger plane coming in for a landing yesterday. the crew of a transstates airline flight spotted the drone about 200 feet away. it happened at about 1,000 feet away as they approached dulles airport. >> at about 1200 feet a.g.o. i know it's bizarre but it looks like a little drone went beneath us, kind of smallish. >> the plane did land safely. the faa is now investigating. well a second ice cream maker shut down production after public health investigators found listeria in a sample. jeni's ice cream says it will not supply retail outlets including whole foods until it can guarantee all products are 100% safe.
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earlier this week blue bell creameries took similar action after its ice cream was linked to ten listeria illnesses including three deaths. that's very scary stuff. >> very troubling. and near ft. lauderdale florida there's a new kind of ice cream danger. a little tongue in cheek here. it involves when you're not keeping an eye on your ice cream. >> a gas station attendant learned the hard way not to sleep on the job. while he dozed off this is what happened. it was caught on surveillance video. this man, identified as dennis norman, helped himself to some ice cream. he actually helped himself to the entire case. >> it just took him about 15 minutes to wheel the refrigerated cooler away from the snoozing clerk. norman is now facing charges of grand theft. this happened at about 4:00 a.m. sow know the guy needed a nap. >> and it also happened on april 27bd 2nd, just a few hours after april fool's. >> you want ice cream you're going to take the whole bin, i guess. [ snoring ] >> that's a yes. >> i give the guy a pass a little bit of a pass.
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>> 4:00 a.m. >> of course his employer's like i'm not giving him a pass. well coming up in "the mix," a couple of cops finding fame on youtube. it's a lip-sync performance right out of the squad car. also ahead, sleeping on the job. the airline worker who dozed off in the cargo hold. we're actually hearing from him for the first time. and later, we relish our food holidays. and on this great national pretzel day we are rolling out the dough. and remember find us on facebook. wnnfans.com. and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." [ male announcer ] approaching medicare eligibility? don't put off checking out your medicare options until 65. now is a good time to get the ball rolling. medicare only covers about 80% of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans they could help save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. taking informed steps really makes a difference later. that's what it means
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a violent collision captured on camera in seattle between a car and a train. you can see the white car turning into the path of an oncoming commuter train. too late to stop. the train slams into the car sending it crashing into a light pole and trapping the driver inside. amazingly, the driver suffered only minor injuries. no one on the train was hurt. well the baggage handler who fell asleep inside the airline's cargo hold last week is now speaking out about the terrifying takeoff. >> he sat down exclusively with abc news to explain what happened. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> i was tired, exhausted. >> reporter: it was willa jr.'s infamous nap that forced this also lass airlines flight to make an emergency landing. the baggage handler was trapped in the cargo hold when the plane took off. >> i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with abc news junior says he dozed off while stacking
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luggage. a bag then suddenly fell on his head. >> next thing i knew i woke up pitch black. all i could hear was the engines. and in my mind i was just like this is not happening. >> i'm trapped in this plane. >> reporter: junior reached 911 on his cell phone but the call cut out. >> please. >> reporter: so he started banging away at the ceiling. listen. you can hear him from inside the cabin. before his rescue he even sent this final text message to his mom. "i love you." junior is now apologizing for inconveniencing passengers but says he fell asleep from being overworked and has learned his lesson. >> we work really hard out there. we didn't take lunch after seven hours of working. the job is hard you know stressful. i'm learning from my mistake. >> reporter: willa junior says he's shocked he still has a job and thought he'd be fired for what happened. he hopes to keep working away baggage handler. reena and ryan? >> thank you, brandi.
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>> yes. alaska airlines has permanently banned him from work for the airline. >> but he's still working for the company i guess which employed him which really handles baggage. he's still got a job. i don't know. i think he should find a new place of employment where he can get some more sleep. that's my take. coming up foodie friday. noefr mind never mind those tasteless snacks. who likes those? we're rolling out some gourmet pretzels with all that stuff on them. we're going to show you how to get your fix on insomniac kitchen. i can't wait. delish. ahead in the next half hour robbed of her job. a pregnant restaurant manager held up by a thief, told to pay back the stolen money. the outrage and her response. you're watching "world news now."
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well since ryan is with us on this friday we decided to celebrate national pretzel day a little bit early. >> thank you. that's all i have to say to everybody here who's working on this show. you picked the perfect holiday for me. i love pretzels. it's like my favorite food. >> who knew? >> i love it. >> apparently our producers knew. >> it's great. lots of places are giving out free pretzels this weekend and we're even getting a preview with abc's tina trinh. >> reporter: hey, insomniacs happy national pretzel day. we're here at sigmund's in the east village and we're going to learn how to make one of these bad boys. let's go. we're inside with owner and chef lena kochinsky. lena, i'm so excited to make pretzels. what's first? we make the dough first. >> yeah. it o'has six ingredients. water, stick of butter cup of brown sugar, yeast that you can get at any store.
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four tablespoons of salt and six cups of flour. make sure all the dried pieces of brown sugar are crushed. and then you can just go in and crumble it. and you just start working it in. going to drop in the water. >> came together pretty quickly. >> yeah. after that all you have to do is just knead it till it's nice and smooth. >> reporter: we just took the dough out of the fridge. >> you pat it down. it's going to be rising ing right? and then you cut it into strips. and from here you start slowly stretching it. push it down and away. down and away. all right. so there is two techniques to rolling. there is the baker's technique which takes a couple of days. >> reporter: wow. >> and then what they call in germany housewife's technique. you make a u shape. cross the legs over. again. and you put them 10:00 and 2:00.
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and then down and over. three days. >> reporter: you learn how to do this from watching youtube videos. >> you can sprinkle things on top. but i recommend that you dip your pretzel in the topping. put it inside out -- upside down. press it in. lift it up. >> reporter: nice. >> now look at it. it's evenly covered. this one is truffle cheddar with just shredded cheese. and then we sprinkle it with some very coarsely ground pepper. >> reporter: okay. >> and pepper brings out the flavor of cheese. >> reporter: yum. >> and it's ready to go in the oven. 12 minutes at 400 degrees. >> reporter: 12 minutes, 400 degrees. okay. easy enough. these are the ones we made. >> those are you made. >> reporter: thank you so much.
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delicious. >> our thanks to the good folks at sigmund's in new york city. okay pretzel buff, tell us what you think. >> amazing. these are -- let's just take a little dip. oh, my gosh. fantastic. >> what makes a good pretzel? >> it's got to be doughy. you've got to love doughy stuff. but you know what makes a good pretzel in philly? >> yeah. >> when i was growing up they used to sell them by the side of the road in paper bags. >> what? >> and they would sit out all day long, and those were the kinds of pretzels you so complete with traffic congestion smog and dirt. >> pretzels in a bag. >> in a bag. >> interpretspretzels in a bag. >> not sealed folks. just straight out of the bag. who knows where they've been? you don't care. you eat all of them. and you get four for a dollar. how do you beat that? >> i think that price limit has probably changed. >> i think so. >> the kids in germany put them around their necks on new year's day. >> really? >> mm-hmm. >> and then they eat them off of each other? is that how it works? >> coming up stick with us.
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breaking news on "world news now." cameras rolling as a crowded high school stage collapses. first responders rush to the scene. get the latest from investigators. extreme weather from snow flurries in late april to relentless winds and drenching downpours. the houses surrendering to saturated ground. accuweather has the latest. hostages killed. the cia's deadly air strike on al qaeda territory. the two innocent men, one of them an american, dead. the explanation from the white house. and later in "the skinny," tears being shed by "grey's anatomy" fans after plot twist involving a popular character last night. it's friday april 24th. well, good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm ryan smith. t.j. holmes is on assignment. bombshell on "grey's anatomy." i haven't watched it in a while. we won't spoil it for you.
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but i will give you a hint. it involves a person. >> i don't agree with the producers' decision on this story. it's heartbreaking. and some people tivo. >> very interesting. >> what do they call it now? dvr. >> dvr. close enough. but we begin with a truly heartbreaking story. it's breaking news. that stage collapse at a high school in indiana. dozens of students disappearing beneath the floor as the audience watched in horror. >> the students at westfield high near indianapolis had taken the stage for the grand finale of "american pie." that's when the stage suddenly gave way. dozens of teens tumbling, bringing the singing and dancing to an abrupt end. >> we'll be investigating right away to look at the cause of what happened here and certainly take every precaution to see it doesn't happen again. >> many of the students were able to climb out on their own, but more than a dozen were injured. one of them remains in critical condition. and now to the extreme weather.
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there is a strong risk of violent storms in the midwest today from texas to kansas. >> and residents of northeastern pennsylvania are cleaning up after a late april snowfall. with more colder weather today our coverage begins with abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: severe weather across the nation hitting from the gulf to the northeast. in texas six reported tornadoes tearing through the countryside. and golf ball-size hail rendering highways white. drivers dodging hailstones under overpasses. that unseasonable winter weather and even snow making an annoying comeback in the midwest and northeast that will last for days. high winds downing trees near philadelphia. one landing on a house. and in florence new jersey wet ground turning to erosion. a landslide causing a dangerous situation for this neighborhood. and from here on the delaware river you can see that massive landslide. a house right there on the very edge. if more rain hits this area
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there's no telling what can happen to that house. >> this is our home. we put a lot of effort into it. i put a lot of love in this house. >> and town officials don't want the homeowners here. they've been told to leave in fear of a total collapse. gio benitez, abc news florence new jersey. near dallas another home is in danger of falling into the water. it's a result of heavy rains and extreme erosion. the million-dollar house was supposed to be a retirement home but the owners have moved out as everyone waits for the house to break away. let's get the latest on today's extreme weather from meteorologist paul williams at accuweather. hey, paul, good morning. >> thanks, reena, ryan. first we start off with the cool air. for friday high pressure system located in the great lakes with the clockwise rotation will bring in cool and dryer air. affecting the folks in cincinnati all the way towards d.c. as well anew york. but then the hot spot for the worst of the weather down to the deep south. watching out for damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes as well as the possibility of flash flooding. going to reach from houston
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through dallas up toward oklahoma city possibly even over toward little rock and even as far north as kansas city. reena, ryan? >> thank you, paul. president obama is apologizing to the entire nation for the accidental deaths of two hostages. the white house confirming those deaths after a january drone strike on an al qaeda compound. abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: president obama called it a tragedy and says he takes full responsibility. >> it is a cruel and bitter truth that in the fog of war generally and our fight against terrorists specifically mistakes, sometimes deadly mistakes, can occur. >> reporter: two aid workers held hostage by al qaeda, american warren weinstein and italian giovanni lo porto, accidentally killed in a january 14th cia drone strike on the afghanistan-pakistan border. the u.s. was targeting al qaeda operatives.
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>> based on the intelligence that we had obtained at the time, including hundreds of hours of surveillance, we believed that this was an al qaeda compound, that no civilians were present. >> reporter: two american al qaeda members were killed. ahmed farouk, a leader in al qaeda, taken out in the strike that killed weinstein and lo porto. and in a separate operation adam gadahn, a california native who served as a spokesman for the terror group. the white house said gadahn and farouk were not the intended targets. >> these two al qaeda leaders were frequenting an al qaeda compound that had been identified by the united states. >> reporter: shortly after the january strikes the u.s. had indications that non-combatants were at the target locations, but it wasn't until this month when there was high confidence that weinstein and lo porto were killed. the weinstein family said yesterday they believe the people who took him captive are the ones that are ultimately responsible for his death. the white house said that the
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u.s. government wiensation to the weinstein and lo porto families. ryan, reena? >> karen, thanks so much. the boston marathon bomber's trial is now moving on to its next phase. prosecutors wrapped up their arguments that dzhokhar tsarnaev should be executed by showing a video of an 8-year-old boy dying on monday. tsarnaev's attorneys will begin arguing for life in prison. members of the bomber's family reportedly have arrived in boston and may even testify on his behalf. former cia director david petraeus will spend the next two years on probation for sharing classified information with his girlfriend and biographer. petraeus must also pay a $100,000 fine. he was sentenced two months after agreeing to plead guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials. his long and distinguished career was destroyed once the affair became public. loretta lynch is making history, confirmed by the senate as the attorney general. she is the first african-american woman to lead the department of justice.
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lynch, the u.s. attorney for the eastern district of new york, was confirmed with a 56-43 vote. 10 republicans voted for her. and she will be sworn in sometime next week. >> i can't think of a better person to do it. we are very, very proud of her. she's going to do a great job. >> she replaces eric holder. lynch inherits an office consumed with police brutality cases and complaints of racial injustice. baltimore's police investigation may be at the top of a new attorney general's list. as the demonstrations continue, there are reports that freddie gray's injuries in the back of a police van were not unique. the city has settled lawsuits for similar injuries. a civil rights group is planning its own investigation into gray's death saying it doesn't trust the baltimore police's own inquiry. well, the parents of a young black man shot and killed in ferguson, missouri are suing the city for wrongful death. the former police chief and the officer who shot michael brown are also named in the suit. a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.
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the justice department says he did not violate civil rights laws. he has resigned from the police department, as did the chief. comcast is reportedly unplugging its deal to acquire time warner cable. the $45 billion deal would have united the country's two largest cable operators. reporters say there was strong opposition within the justice department and federal communications commission. the combined company would have controlled more than half the country's broadband service. well, the first apple watches will be delivered today. apple itself is only selling the watch online, but a west hollywood luxury store has it. and the line began forming outside maxfield yesterday afternoon. it's the only store in the u.s. that has the watch, and only one of five in the world. customers who ordered watches online like i'm guessing ryan smith who's so excited about the story -- >> no. but i may. >> if you do. you'll have to wait until june, ryan, to get them. but there are already 3,000 apple watch apps available. >> you know those lines that they always -- it always reminds me of a prison line-up.
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people look uncomfortable. they're shifting. they're sitting up against the wall. >> prison line-up, huh? >> yeah. i feel for those guys. look at that. >> actually, you're right. >> oh, we're waiting for the time to pass. >> yeah. >> looks like somebody should be playing a guitar. an adorable cat that packed on more than a few extra pounds is now looking for a new home. >> sprinkles tipping the scale at a whopping 33 pounds. that's three times what a normal cat should weigh. barely able to walk or stand. but the 4-year-old was rescued by a new jersey animal shelter, where she's now on a really strict diet. >> right now there's no wiggle room in sprinkles' pet carrier but vets expect her to take about a year and a half to slim down to a healthy weight, and then she gets a tummy tuck. no. you look at that picture, i know some people might find it funny but it's actually really uncomfortable for the animals. she can't even step into her litter pan. so they had to build a mini ramp so she could get in. i feel for her. >> they're hoping when she overcomes and loses a little bit of weight that somebody will adopt her. i hope somebody adopts her in
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her current condition. you don't have to lose weight. >> there you go. i think reena should adopt her. come on. the kids need a pet. >> they do. but they were hoping for a dog. >> okay. well, get them a cat. let's get that done. one thing checked off our list. right, everybody? so coming up in "the skinny," the bombshell plot twist on "grey's anatomy" and why co-stars walked off the set of an adam sandler movie. but first, a pregnant clerk robbed at her fast food job. the money stolen from her register. her boss demanding that she return it. the outrage and her response next on "world news now."
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a dangerous situation for firefighters responding to an explosive scene in mountain view, cali the crews were unable to save a man trapped in his bedroom. and when they tried to put out the flames, ammunition blew up. turns out the homeowner was a marksman and there were bullets inside the home, but they managed to put out the fire without anyone else getting hurt. also in california an arrest after a ferocious house fire nearly killed a fire captain. you may remember this heart-stopping scene from fresno last month. fire captain pete dern battling the flames when the roof collapsed. a woman who lived in the home has been charged with arson. captain dern, a husband and father, is still in the hospital with severe burns. doctors say his condition is improving. turning now to a pregnant fast food manager fired after an armed robbery. the thief stealing almost $400 from the register. >> and she claims the company demanded that she reimburse them for the missing money. but she is refusing.
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abc's ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: the robber with a mask on his face and a gun in his hand jumps the counter and demands the fast food manager empty the cash register. the manager hands over nearly $400, and the suspect takes off. two days later that manager is fired. marisa holcomb, a mother of three with a fourth on the way, says she lost her job at this popeye's near houston because she refused to pay back the money that was ripped off. >> i told them i'm not paying, i just had a gun to me, i'm not paying the money. >> you got it? >> reporter: when holcomb was fired earlier this month franchise owners said it was not because she was robbed but because she repeatedly did not empty that register, which is company policy. if she had, they say the crook would not have gotten away with so much cash. still, they now tell abc news they have apologized to the employee personally and offered her her job back. >> i do need a way to support my kids, but i don't want to go back to a business where i'm going to be treated the same. >> reporter: also, she is not so sure she wants to stand behind this counter again.
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especially with that robber still on the loose. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> so the point we were both confused about is didn't empty the register? you know how you have to empty it on a constant basis. she didn't do that. so they had an overflow of cash. the robber got away with a lot of that. but still, i mean, she says it was a tough night, there was a two-piece chicken meal available for $1.19. customers were coming in and out. and it happened really fast. and i don't know if she should have to pay that back. >> no. and she apparently said it was good that the only thing that she knew how to open were the registers. they didn't go to the safe in the back or anything else. >> yeah. >> bottom line is she got away with her life, which is the most important thing. >> exactly. when we come back, heartbreak. "grey's anatomy" creator shonda rhimes consoling fans over last night's shocking twist. i don't think we should talk about it. >> no, shh. >> so painful. >> but we will anyway. and russell wilson's dance party as he reveals his date to a big event this weekend. "skinny's" coming up next. as he reveals his date to a big event this weekend. "skinny's" coming up next.
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny ♪ okay. we begin with that bombshell plot twist. last night's episode of "grey's anatomy." we don't want to reveal too much in case you haven't watched it. but here is your major spoiler alert. >> yes. don't turn the channel. just turn it down for a second
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and kind of look away. give us a minute. okay. here we go. one of the most recognizable tv characters in the world will be no more. again, the spoiler's coming right now. it's mcdreamy. he's gone. he's out. he's out. reena, you tell us more. you've got to look at the -- you've got to look at the prompter. to be able to read what's next. >> all right. we won't say how or what or whatever, but patrick dempsey's character is -- i won't even say the word. but we'll say that it pretty much is tough for him to return. how about that? he's been with "grey's anatomy" since it started ten years ago. >> he's in permanent mcdreamy land. the episode was written by series creator shonda rhimes, who issued a statement to console fans. "i absolutely never imagined saying good-bye to our mcdreamy." >> aw. >> shonda rhimes said -- she then adds, "the possibilities for what may come are endless." it nears the end of the 11th season. "grey's anatomy" averages 11.6 million viewers. still got a big audience.
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>> you know what? lots can happen. maybe he has a twin brother that comes that looks very similar. maybe -- come on. let's help them out. >> becomes mc -- mcdonald's who shows up and marries meredith. >> it was a dream sequence. it was just a dream. >> always what they do. >> we're turning now to a shock of a different kind. actors walking off the set of a new adam sandler movie. >> this is not good. adam sandler is currently shooting a satirical western titled "the ridiculous six." but a group of nine native american actors abruptly left the production. here's what happened. the film's producers allegedly ignored their concerns about its portrayal of apache culture. actor lauren anthony who posted these pictures to instagram, you see them. sandler can be seen from behind there. they said their reasoning was that it was totally disrespectful. >> so clearly nothing to laugh about here. netflix, who is producing the film, responded saying "the movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason because it is ridiculous."
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superstar seattle seahawks quarterback russell wilson has had some relationship rumors swirling about him. last year's super bowl winner will be attending this weekend's white house correspondents dinner and according to a leaked guest list his date was going to be pop singer -- >> ciara. that's right. but wilson clarified his date will be this woman. he's posting this facebook video last night showing him getting down with his grandma. the caption to this video reading, "can't wait to dance with my beautiful date at the white house correspondents dinner this weekend." >> wilson added hashtag love you grandma. and she's got moves. >> he's going to be the new mcdreamy. surprise. let's move on. finally, we got a first look at johnny depp playing the infamous gangster whitey bulger. check that out. wait not that. but keep looking. >> they look very similar. it will be an interesting movie. transformed himself to look like the blue-haired bulger for the new film "black mask." it's chilling and it will be released very soon. we'll have more news coming up. >> there he is.
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boy, what a busy week it's been. we actually started it with a police department controversy in baltimore, and now we're ending it with growing protests and search for answers. >> the presidential race is already heating up and the mother of one very famous young lady showed the world her immense pride. it's all here in our "friday rewind." >> police brutality is at an all-time high. and it just needs to stop. >> i know that when mr. gray was placed inside that van he was able to talk, he was upset, and when mr. gray was taken out of that van he could not talk and he could not breathe. >> we have been warning that if there is no robust rescue at sea on the mediterranean the people will continue to come and more people will die. >> we have seen evidence that
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the iranians are supplying weapons and other forms of support to the houthis in yemen. that's the kind of support that will only contribute to greater violence in that country. >> this time it was christians, french catholics who were targeted. >> i think that her dereliction of duty, her not doing her job, her not providing security for our forces, for our diplomatic missions, should forever preclude her from holding higher office. >> it is i think worth noting that the republicans seem to be talking only about me. i don't know what they'd talk about if i weren't in the race. >> the time that i was flying at the capitol mall and it was a huge thrill, i wasn't worried about getting shot down. >> he is lucky to be alive because he should have been blown out of the air and very well could have been. >> whatever's going on in your life, just don't give up because the finish line is a great place
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to be. >> freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as americans. and these ten doctors are trying to silence that right. >> i witnessed a young girl with very few friends become a young woman with many, learning to stand up for herself and the things she believes in. >> that is definitely a proud mama there. and our rewind doesn't end there. you can head over to our facebook page for all our favorite moments on the show. i'm a little nervous about promoting this one. >> oh, yeah. you can see reena behind the scenes banter. that was just too hot for tv. too hot. it's all over wnnfans.com. you are too hot for tv. isn't she, folks? >> really? >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- deadly mistake opinion an air strike aimed at taking out al qaeda killing hostages including an american. president obama taking the blame. we're live in washington with the latest. [ screaming ] >> oh my gosh! breaking overnight, a stage collapses in the middle of a high school performance. new details on injuries and the video just coming in. highway mystery. a pickup truck with a shattered window and a woman shot. are people being targeted? and offseason job. 6'2", 330 pounds, and ready to pick you up. the nfl player who just applied to be an uber driver.

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